Hilton Worldwide

Onwards And Upwards

by Mahak Mannan | 10 Jan 2019

26-year-old Deanna Naidoo recently took the reins at Table 9, Hilton Dubai Creek as senior chef de partie and acting head chef. We caught up with the South African chef on her journey in the hospitality industry. Tell us a little bit about yourself. I started my career at Capsicum Culinary Studio in Pretoria, South

Hilton CEO Chris Nassetta to outline Middle East growth at AHIC

by Crystal Chesters | 25 Apr 2017

Hilton CEO Chris Nassetta will be heading to the Arabian Hotel International Conference (AHIC) in Dubai this year, underlining the importance of the region to his company’s expansion plans.  Following another year of landmark growth under the leadership of Carlos Khneisser, Hilton has over 21,000 rooms in its pipeline across the Gulf more than 16,000

Chain Focus: Hilton Worldwide

by Patrick Ryan | 21 Feb 2017

Group overview: Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a global hospitality company, with a portfolio of 14 brands comprising nearly 4,900 properties with more than 796,000 rooms in 104 countries and territories. The company’s portfolio includes Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Canopy by Hilton, Curio – A Collection by

Talent: Russell Clamp, executive chef, DoubleTree by Hilton Riyadh

by Crystal Chesters | 12 Jan 2017

Russell Clamp, cluster executive chef, DoubleTree by Hilton Riyadh admits that cultural diversity is his biggest challenge and opportunity    Describe your first ever role in the F&B industry? My very first was when I was 13 years old as a pot washer for the kitchen in our local village pub every Sunday lunchtime. There

5 Minutes With… SAGMA CORP

by Sophia Soltani | 30 Dec 2016

5 minutes with… Myriam Redouane, hospitality regional director, SAGMA CORP. Can you provide some details about the company history? Sagma Corp is a master distribution company based in Dubai. We’ve been operating since 2009 and specialise in the distribution of French niche perfumes and luxury guest amenities. We currently cover most of the GCC and

Middle East reports 3.6% increase in room supply

by Sophia Soltani | 20 Dec 2016

STR’s November 2016 Pipeline Report has revealed that there are 159,922 rooms in 560 projects under contract in the Middle East and 58,878 rooms in 316 projects under contract in Africa. Figures revealed that the under contract total in the Middle East represents a 10.8% increase in rooms under contract compared with November 2015. Specifically

COVER STORY: Park Life

by Sophia Soltani | 13 Dec 2016

The UAE has witnessed an epic transformation since it was formed 45 years ago. Dubai and Abu Dhabi, which were once sleepy fishing villages, inhabited by Bedouins, pearl divers and traders, have rapidly evolved into global economic powerhouses, home to some of the world’s busiest airports and attracting a growing number of international tourists.  

AlRayyan Hotel Doha reveals new executive team

by Sophia Soltani | 08 Dec 2016

AlRayyan Hotel Doha, Curio – A Collection by Hilton has revealed the executive members behind the new city hotel set to open late December 2016. General Manager, Luca Crocco, who was appointed during the hotel’s pre-opening phase in June 2015, leads a multicultural team across the 201 rooms and suites, five restaurants, three outdoor swimming

SUPPLIER FOCUS: United by uniform

by Sophia Soltani | 06 Dec 2016

Uniforms in hotels can often become the reflection of a brand, speaking volumes about the hotel’s identity and perceived image. This month Hotel News ME hears from a group of leading uniform suppliers on why uniforms help set the tone and create a feeling of equality and a sense of belonging amongst employees. Uniforms reveal

Middle East hotels see performance slump

by Sophia Soltani | 06 Dec 2016

According to the latest report from STR, hotels in the Middle East reported negative results in October 2016, while hotels in Africa posted mixed results in the three key performance metrics.  Compared with October 2015, the Middle East reported a 4.4% decrease in occupancy to 64%, a 9% drop in average daily rates (ADR) to









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